Here is a thread dedicated to readers' bikes: 650c.
I'll start one of mine - Cannondale r700
wow that's a beaut!
Really good, this is excellent.
Fabulous, would love to have a go on that. What puzzles me is why is it called the r700, when the wheels are 650c..?
Ha. Just the series hierarchy. I have a 650C R600!
I recently bought this for the front fork (swapping with r700).
The fork is about £45 from USA plus import fees and shipping. Basically a free frame and wheels!
It was going to be a parts bin build, but I got excited and bought most of the parts new. Nothing spectacular, mind you.
And there is this one
Still the same, 12 months on....
My eldest will be big enough to ride it soon so I'd better pull my finger out and finish it
This is great. The DA 7800 suits the build very well and looks surprisingly good with the SPDs. I have a complete groupset that I've been thinking of selling to recoup some funds but now I'm having second thoughts.
Another R700, 650c love
Now it's finished, adding mine to the party. Such a pain sourcing those wheels this thread would serve well as a 650c helpline.
Planet X sent me some 650c inner tubes by mistake and I CBA to return them. Does anyone want them for the price of postage? Vittoria ultralights.
These are my two 650c bikes. The second is still work in progress.
The kestrel was heading in the right direction here, but I'm assuming you don't have 2 sets of spinergys....
I don't, but I have these :)
Ha, those will do it. Not that the spengle's are bad either.
An impressive wheel collection.
I've got another frame built up.
Previously a tri bike, now has a basket and does soup deliveries to people who can't get out due to Covid.
The Amazon Prime bag was found in a ditch in the Olympic park .
I have some Spinergy wheels, but I'm not sure I'll put them on this one
I love this, really great mix of parts and colours.
Has anyone found some decent guards for 650c wheels? I've got some raceblades but they're a bit crap, 26" guards all look to be too wide for my 28c tyres.
How are those tires? I'm regretting not having bought them - the 28 mm Paselas I ordered from Starbike in September ('ready for sending in two to four business days') still haven't come into stock. Do they measure up to a true 25 mm installed and inflated?
I got my girlfriends 28c Pasela's from Tokyobike, might be worth checking with them. They come up about 26mm on Kinlin rims.
my 25s are slightly under - 24.83mm on the back, 24.64mm on the front.
They've been good so far. I got them from Bike24 I think - pretty cheap and didn't take too long for delivery. Worth checking out too
@jono84 @doubleodavey Thanks for the tips. I'm in Canada so it's extremely hard to get a decent deal on components - first of all there's the North American supplier monopoly, and then shipping kills anything from the US that's remotely a good price. I get most of my parts from Europe because although the shipping is still high, it's offset by the prices being lower across the board. I think with these tires though there's just an issue with supply from Panaracer. As far as I know, they're the only company making 28 mm 650C tires (they also make the Terry Tellus PTs, which are reasonable only for Americans due to shipping), so I think I just have to wait it out. Hopefully I get them before spring.
That's strange. They don't show up on Conti's website.
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